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April 24, 2018

November 2018 Post-Pentecost Worship Planning Series

Beginning with All Saints Sunday and ending with Reign of Christ Sunday (Christ the King Sunday), November is a time […]

Sundays After Pentecost
September 30, 2018

Advent-Christmas-Epiphany 2018-19 Worship Planning Series

Advent marks the beginning of another year in the cycle of Scriptures that presents the narrative of the love of […]

Advent - Christmas - Epiphany
October 8, 2018

2019 Worship and Music Planning Calendar

This resource is a calendar of lectionary readings for each Sunday in 2019, as well as special days and times throughout […]

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Resources for Church Musicians
November 14, 2018

History of Hymns: “Amazing Grace”: Part I

By C. Michael Hawn

“Amazing Grace” resides in a sphere of public awareness that few hymns can claim. Some think it is […]

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History of Hymns
November 8, 2018

History of Hymns: “Creating God, Your Fingers Trace”

By C. Michael Hawn

Imagine that the first hymn you ever wrote won a contest. Then imagine your surprise that you won the contest, […]

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History of Hymns
October 24, 2018

History of Hymns: “Early in the Morning”

By Cynthia Wilson

In this brief, yet stunning text and tune, Johnetta Johnson Page extracts one phrase from Psalm 63 that takes me to […]

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History of Hymns
October 30, 2018

History of Hymns: “For All the Saints”

By Braxton Kubasko

The hymn “For All the Saints,” written by John Bell (b. 1949) and Graham Maule (b. 1958), is part of […]

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History of Hymns
June 5, 2018

God of Ruth, Elizabeth and Mary

Lindy Thompson offers this hymn, which speaks of God's love and justice through the example of courageous women from […]

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Topical Music
March 12, 2018

See Our Savior, Crucified

The Seven Last Words of Jesus are a frequently included part of Good Friday services across a variety of Christian […]

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Hymns
January 12, 2018

Forty Days and Forty Nights

Throughout Scripture, "forty days and forty nights" is a frequent theme in events that are significant for the people of […]

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Hymns
December 6, 2017

For God Alone I Wait

Created with the words of Psalm 62, Darren Cushman Wood has penned a hymn for those struggling with grief. Especially appropriate […]

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Christmas/Epiphany
October 26, 2017

Songs of Solidarity: Protest Songs for a Loving Church

During times of conflict and unrest, people stand together in love, knowing that goodness is stronger than evil. Sing these […]

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Topical Music
August 18, 2015

Copyright and Licensing for the Church Musician

These documents can be used either for personal learning or to lead a class in presenting important parts of the […]

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Copyright & Licensing